ADA, OHIO – D3Soccer.com No. 8-ranked Ohio Northern posted four goals in the opening 20-and-a-half minutes en route to a 6-1 win over Manchester University in non-conference action Sunday, Sept. 23.
The visiting Spartans, falling to 1-8, broke through on offense late in the first half. Sophomore midfielder/forward Austin Finley (Kokomo, Ind.) tallied his first score of the season in the 44th minute.
Senior goalkeeper Grant Noakes (LaPorte, Ind.) recorded 12 saves in the face of a 34-1 shots advantage for the home team.
Coach Dave Good's squad returns home to take on Andrews University of Michigan in their final regular season non-conference contest Tuesday, Sept. 25. Kickoff is 5 p.m. at Spartan Field.
NOTES: Finley became the sixth Black and Gold player to post a goal this season. … The 2012 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule begins Saturday, Sept. 29, with a trip to Hanover College. Match time is 3 p.m.